UCR Health and the UCR School of Medicine will host an open house at its new medical office space in Citrus Tower in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. All interested members of the UCR campus community are invited to attend.

The new office space at Citrus Tower contains a suite for UCR Health psychiatry and a second suite for UCR Health multispecialty services, which includes neurology, primary care, reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery, and more. There are also plans to add women’s health and pain management in the near future. This new venue will help expand access to medical services in the Riverside area.

The open house is an opportunity to see the new space and learn more about UCR Health. The event is free and open to the UCR campus community. Citrus Tower is located at 3390 University Avenue in Riverside. Parking at the building is limited, so once the lot is full attendees may use street parking or other available public parking lots. Carpooling is encouraged. Please register to attend by May 3.

For more information or questions, please contact Krystyn Rodriguez at krystyn.rodriguez@medsch.ucr.edu.

Campus Conversation on ‘Communications’ with Chancellor Wilcox

Join Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox for a campus conversation on “communications.” The session will take place on Wednesday, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Alumni & Visitors Center.

This is the fifth in a series of roundtable sessions. Students, staff, and faculty members are always encouraged to attend and participate.

Light refreshments will be served, and donations will be collected for UCR’s R’Pantry.

Read about previous campus conversations.

State Treasurer Chiang Spoke to School of Public Policy Group

On April 19 California Treasurer John Chiang visited UC Riverside. He spoke during a School of Public Policy (SPP) seminar titled “Why Resist When We Can Lead?”

State Treasurer John Chiang speaking to School of Public Policy students on April 19, 2017. ucr

State Treasurer John Chiang with School of Medicine students. ucr




During the visit, Chiang also spent time touring C-CERT and the School of Medicine. He also met with School of Medicine Dean Deborah Deas and Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox.


‘Stop Kiss’ by Diana Son

Gloria Olivas and Dana Peirce Jason Estala

Two women share their first kiss one night before being attacked by an angry bystander. The story covers their developing relationship and how their world responds to it. The play addresses hate crimes and includes strong language.

Performances at the Studio Theatre, ARTS 113:

  • Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. followed by “Talk Back” with director Bella Merlin
  • Saturday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

Free admission for students.

Tickets are $14 general and $12 for UCR cardholders, children, and senior citizens. Advance tickets available at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or buy tickets online or call (951) 827-4331.

For more information contact performingarts@ucr.edu or visit the UCR Theatre Department.

UCR Authors Jane Smiley and Charmaine Craig to Speak in Los Angeles

UC Riverside creative writing professors Jane Smiley and Charmaine Craig will engage in a “public conversation” about Craig’s newest book, “Miss Burma,” in the Live Talks Los Angeles arts and culture series on Wednesday, May 10, at 8 p.m. at the William Turner Gallery in Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.

“Miss Burma,” published this month by Grove Press, is based on the story of Craig’s mother and grandparents and is a tale of “love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood,” according to the publisher’s website.

Craig is an assistant professor of creative writing and joined the Department of Creative Writing in 2014.

Smiley, a distinguished professor of creative writing, is the author of numerous novels, including “A Thousand Acres,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. Among her most recent novels are “Golden Age,” “Some Luck,” and “Early Warning,” the volumes of The Last Hundred Years trilogy.

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